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8:50 PM ET, January 22, 2020

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Wall Street Journal:
UN officials call for further investigation into the alleged hacking of Jeff Bezos' phone in 2018 by Saudi's MbS, targeting Bezos “principally” as WaPo's owner  —  Phone allegedly began leaking data shortly after being sent a video file from WhatsApp account linked to Prince Mohammed
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The Guardian:
Sources: analysis shows a message from Saudi Crown Prince MbS' WhatsApp account to Jeff Bezos in 2018 included file “highly” likely to have hacked Bezos' phone
Miami Herald:
McClatchy's Miami Herald outsources printing to Tribune Publishing's South Florida Sun Sentinel starting April 26; 70 production employees to lose jobs  —  The Miami Herald Media Company announced Tuesday it will move its printing and packaging operations to Broward County.
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
CBS News names Reince Priebus as a political analyst; Priebus has been RNC chairman and was White House chief of staff for the first six months of Trump's term  —  Reince Priebus, former Trump White House chief of staff and former chair of the Republican National Committee, has been named a political analyst for CBS News.
Hamish McKenzie / Substack Blog:
Substack rolls out new publishing tools for teams including multi-admin access, support for multiple bylines, and author profile pages  —  Today, we're expanding what's possible on Substack by introducing new tools to allow groups of writers to work together on publications.
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Interview with Glenn Greenwald, after Brazilian officials charged him with cybercrimes, on his reporting that led to charges and his need for armed security now  —  On Tuesday, Brazilian prosecutors charged the journalist Glenn Greenwald with “cybercrimes” as part of what the government claims was his role in a “criminal organization.”
CityAM:
Report: BBC will announce significant cuts to its news operation as reforms are pushed through before next DG's appointment; BBC News channel will be unaffected  —  The BBC is said to be on the brink of announcing a wave of job cuts in its news division as it looks to revamp its output before the next director general takes the reins.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Journalists say police in Northern Ireland are putting them at risk by failing to share enough details about immediate threats from terrorists and criminals  —  Police in Northern Ireland are failing to share enough details about immediate threats to journalists from terrorists and criminals …
Simon Van Zuylen Wood / Wired:
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
22 newspapers form the North Carolina News Collaborative, aiming to share content and resources for increased coverage of the news deserts in the state  —  Last summer, a group of editors in North Carolina gathered in a conference room for some brainstorming.  —  They covered one wall at the News & Observer with Post-It notes.
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Amazon says Amazon Music has 55M users across six different price tiers, including a free tier, “nearly all” of which are paying subscribers  —  Amazon's music streaming service has eclipsed 55m users, making the ecommerce group a serious contender in the market that has been historically dominated by Spotify and Apple.
 
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Dyaning Pangestika / The Jakarta Post:
Indonesian officials detained Philip Jacobson, a US editor for conservation site Mongabay, saying he broke visa rules; journalism orgs are denouncing his arrest
John Hopewell / Variety:
WarnerMedia's Turner Latin America, one of Latin America's biggest pay TV operators, launches Particular Crowd, a film production and acquisition company
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Sinclair launches 2020 Live, a news channel on its streaming platform STIRR, to carry unfiltered presidential campaign events with no commentators or anchors
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify is testing a new Stories feature on iOS and Android, that will allow select influencers to incorporate video elements into their public playlists
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Profile of David Sirota, a former journalist and now a senior adviser for the Bernie Sanders campaign, who amplifies its consistent focus on criticizing media
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George P. Slefo / Ad Age:
App Annie: total time spent on TikTok grew 375% YoY in the US to 85M hours in 2019; China accounted for 80% of the 65B hours spent on the platform globally
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Journalists faced tough restrictions on the first day of Trump's impeachment trial, and the government controlled the only TV cameras in the Senate chamber
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is weighing producing original podcasts tied to shows on its TV+ streaming service, including for original shows, and sought pitches last summer
The New York Times Company:
NYT memo: the Standards department, led by Phil Corbett, will absorb much of the work of the Reader Center; Corbett also will work with the Opinion department
The Information:
Sources: Quibi's CEO Meg Whitman, in an internal meeting, compared reporters' friendly rapport with their sources to how sexual predators groom their targets
Andrew Wallender / Bloomberg Law:
Barstool Sports reaches settlement with NLRB that calls for deletion of anti-union tweets from co-founder David Portnoy, removal of other anti-union material